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Education

I am the coordinator of master course The Urban (Re)development Game, integrating planning, design and property development. I also act as mentor supervising master student and PhD students.

Key projects

Mega-event strategy, urban transformation and the rise of Beijing as an Olympic city, together with Marjolein Spaans, Lei Qu, fund received from Sustainable Urban Area, 2007-2010

Mega event strategy and sustainable transformation of host cities: the case of Guangzhou , travel grant, funded by SCUT-TU Delft Research Centre on Urban Systems & Environment, 2012-2013

Urban Knowlesfdge Network Asia, funded by FP7 Framework, MARIE CURIE ACTIONS, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, 2012-2016

Smart sustainable resilient eco low carbon knowledge cities in urban deltas, funded by DIMI, TU Delft, 2015-2016

 

Key publication

Lu, Y., de Jong and Chen, Y. (2017) Economic City Branding in China: the Multi-level governance of Municipal self-promotion in the Greater Pearl River Delta, Sustainability, 9, 496 (Online: doi:10.3390/su9040496)

Chen, Y. (2015) Legacy creation strategy in Olympic cities: the path towards sustainable development?, International review for spatial planning and sustainable development, 3 (1), 74-87, (online: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14246/irspsd.3.1_74)

Chen, Y. (2013) Neo-liberal inspired large-scale urban development projects (UrDPs) in Chinese cities, in: Leary, M. and McCarthy, J. (eds) The Routledge Companion to Urban Regeneration, Routledge: London and New York, pp. 77-87

Chen, Y. , Qu, L. & Spaans, M. (2013) Framing the Long-Term Impact of Mega-Event Strategies on the Development of Olympic Host Cities, Planning Practice & Research, 28 (3), pp 340-359 (online: DOI:10.1080/02697459.2013.750072)

Chen, Y. (2012) Making Shanghai a creative city: exploring the creative cluster strategy from a Chinese perspective,  in: M.  van Geenhuizen and P. Nijkamp (eds.), Creative knowledge cities: Myth, visions and realities, Edward Elgar: Northampton, chapter 17, pp.437-464.

Chen, Y. (2012) Beijing: Beyond the Olympic City, Real estate Research Quarterly, December, pp. 22-29.

Chen, Y. and Hu, H. (2012) Shanghai, in W. Ma and M. Camona (eds.) Global Research on Urban Planning and Development, II Beijing: China Construction Press, pp. 146-162

Chen, Y & Hu, H (2009). Shanghai - China. In: MI Carmona, RD Burgess & MS Badenhorst (Eds.), Planning through Projects: Moving from master planning to strategic planning - 30 cities, Amsterdam: Technepress, pp. 445-458.

Chen, Y., Lei, Q. & Rooij, RM (2009). Realizing Olympic Games in the Netherlands. In: L Calabrese, A ten Doeschate, A Geenen, D Hauptmann, J Heintz & U Knaack (Eds.), The Architecture Annual 2007 - 2008. Delft University of Technology Rotterdam, 010 Publishers, pp. 60-65.

Chen, Y. (2007) Shanghai Pudong. Urban development in an era of global-local interaction. Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Research interests

Development of urban strategies of cities in transition to post-industrial knowledge-intensive economy, with special attention to the multi-scalar dynamics within strategic mega projects in European and Asian metropolitans.

Education/Academic qualification

Delft University of Technology

Award Date: 15 Dec 2015

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Research Output

Economic City Branding in China: the Multi-Level Governance of Municipal Self-Promotion in the Greater Pearl River Delta

Lu, H., de Jong, M. & Chen, Y., 2017, In : Sustainability. 9, 4, 496.

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    Legacy creation strategy in olympic cities: The path towards sustainable development?

    Chen, Y., 2015, In : International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development (online). 3, 1, p. 74-87 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Neo-liberal inspired large-scale urban development projects (UrDPs) in Chinese cities

    Chen, Y., 2013, The Routledge companion to urban regeneration. Leary, ME. & McCarthy, J. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, p. 77-87 584 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientific

    Framing the Long-Term Impact of Mega-Event Strategies on the Development of Olympic Host Cities

    Chen, Y., Qu, L. & Spaans, M., 2013, In : Planning Practice and Research. 28, 3, p. 340-359 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    9 Citations (Scopus)

    Making Shanghai a creative city: exploring the creative cluster strategy from a Chinese perspective

    Chen, Y., 2012, Creative knowledge cities: Myths, visions and realities. van Geenhuizen, M. & Nijkamp, P. (eds.). Massachusetts: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 437-464 488 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientific

    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    Urban Studies: an international journal for research in urban studies (Journal)

    Y. Chen (Peer reviewer)

    21 Mar 201920 Apr 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Urban Planning International (Guoji Chengshi Guihua) (Journal)

    Y. Chen (Peer reviewer)

    25 Feb 201924 Mar 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Urban Planning International (Guoji Chengshi Guihua) (Journal)

    Y. Chen (Peer reviewer)

    10 Nov 20189 Dec 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Urban Planning International (Guoji Chengshi Guihua) (Journal)

    Y. Chen (Peer reviewer)

    10 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Ambio: a journal of the human environment (Journal)

    Y. Chen (Peer reviewer)

    23 Mar 201822 Apr 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Press / Media

    ‘Bouw niet alleen voor de Olympische Spelen’

    Y. Chen

    16/09/16

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    TU Delft TV - Olympic Special: legacy of stadiums

    Y. Chen

    18/07/16

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    ENVIRONMENT | ‘DON’T WAIT FOR THE GOVERNMENT,’ MIECF GREEN FORUM ENTREATIES

    Y. Chen

    4/04/16

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities